Body Hammer are a band from Maine that plays a mixture of grindcore, harsh noise and ambient and this is a review of their 2014 album "II: The Mechanism Of Night" which will be reelased by the Path Less Traveled Records.
Ambient soundscapes and drones start off the album along with some harsh noise elements and you can also hear a good amount of underground industrial traces in the music and after the first track more heavy fast and grindcore sounds are added into the music along with some high pitched s creams and a mixture of both slow and fast parts.
Even after the grindcore and extreme metal sounds become a part of the album the band still brings in a great amount of harsh noises and maintains an experimental edge to their musical sound as well as utilizing a good amount of brutal sounding blast beats and bringing in ambient drones.
On some of the tracks spoken word samples are utilized and th e band also brings in a small amount of saxophones and bowed cymbal's on some of the tracks to enhance the experimental nature of the music and they also bring in a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts in the more heavier and brutal sections of the recording.
Body Hammer show a great amount of diversity with their music with the sound being more in the harsh noise, experimental and ambient direction while they do bring in guitars and blast beats at time s to create some brutal grindcore, the production is very professional sounding and the lyrics cover dark, metaphysical and anti religion themes.
In my opinion Body hammer are a very great sounding mixture of grindcore, harsh noise and ambient and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Body Blockade" "Greed Worm" "The Church" and "Banishing Ritual". 8 out of 10.